Chapter 173 – The problem of dung [First Change]
Translated by: Ting
Edited by: TranslationNations, Leo and De Andre
Tang Tian’s smile froze on his face, and responded after a while, he scratched his head and beat around the bush, “I forgot… …”
“Forgot… …” The little girl’s black and shiny eyes instantly grew round, and screeched, “How could you forget? Such a big matter, how could you forget? I’ve spent so much effort, you actually forgot… … woo woo… …”
The screeches suddenly stopped.
Tang Tian simply stuffed the scarf back into the little girl’s mouth.
The little girl’s eyes almost popped out of their sockets, she almost could not believe that she was being treated so unjustly, her little face full of fury.
Tang Tian blinked with a face of innocence, “I forgot while battling. Don’t be so angry, but I think the effect was pretty good, it wasn’t a wasted battle. Seemed like the standard of your schemes were not too great eh, a battle could settle everything, yet you made it so complicated, my little friend, you still have room for improvements eh!”
Tang Tian patted the little girl’s head with a face of smugness.
The little girl’s furious cries were muffled.
“Alright, you have ate your fill. You won’t starve to death in the next few days.” Tang Tian carried the two back towards the cupboard as he spoke, “Brother Heng Zhan, I know you won’t starve to death even if you starve for a month, to prevent additional burdens for me, I won’t be feeding you.”
Tang Tian positioned Heng Zhan properly, Zhai Heng Zhan closed his eyes as though he was asleep, he seemed very calm.
Tang Tian then placed the little girl on top of Zhai Heng Zhan, upon seeing the little girl’s eyes rolling, he warned, “You better not have any crooked ideas, if not, heh heh!”
The little girl rolled her eyes at Tang Tian.
After closing the cupboard, Tang Tian felt troubled. How should he settle these two captives – one adult and one kid?
He could not kill them, yet leaving them as it is was a bad idea as well, what a headache.
Forget it, things will eventually work out themselves. Without further ado, Tang Tian pushed the matter of the two captives to the back of his mind.
Tang Tian, who was freed up, started practising. Upon warming up, he found that his power and speed was slightly raised again after he had completely absorbed the blood meridians.
His power was raised by nearly one-tenth, reaching 11 times that of normal people. And his speed was raised by one-tenth as well, other than that, Tang Tian could distinctly feel that he had much larger control over his body now. Tang Tian’s physical attributes have reached a state that he had never imagined.
This finding made him overjoyed.
The increase in power and speed made the might of his martial techniques rise by a great deal.
However, Tang Tian also knew clearly, his martial techniques have now become his shortcoming instead. Regardless of whether it was speed or power, Elder Yu was far lacking behind him, but he could still contend with him, because of his strong martial techniques.
Tang Tian, you cannot be arrogant!
Tang Tian told himself silently in his heart, he entered the Valley of Starvation, and started to continue his extremely tragic training.
Screams rang once again above the skies of the Valley of Starvation.
Run, sprint with all your might.
The gale that blew towards him, lowered his temperature and brought away his True Power, his dantian and meridians were empty, cleaner than being washed. The rate of depletion of his energy was alarming, his entire body seemed to be burning, his throat always in a state of smoky singe.
Tang Tian gritted his teeth with a ferocious expression, just like in the battles!
He was battling.
The forever unending valley made one despair. The forever tireless bone gnawing wolves behind, made one despair. With legs that felt like lead, the rugged mountain roads made one despair. The air that was breathed in felt like knives cutting, the lips were so dried that they cracked, the depletion of energy and blank mind made one despair… …
Everything was so despairing!
Desperation was his enemy, the enemy he was battling!
Tang Tian used all four limbs, although he crawled and tumbled, his entire body was covered in dirt, his clothes torn and tattered, his ferocious face and dazed eyes, his blanked mind, did not make him give up.
He could be ripped by the bone gnawing wolves, but he did not allow himself to be defeated by desperation.
To lose to despair, was too disgraceful!
When Tang Tian struggled out from the Valley of Starvation, he was almost on the verge of exhaustion. The dazed and sluggish expression was an expression of extreme fatigue. He was like a lifeless puppet, and sat cross-legged instinctively, to begin his mental cultivation.
Level five Crane-Style Qi Manual started circulating slowly. The surrounding energy seemed to be tugged by a large hand, and gush towards Tang Tian rapidly. Tang Tian was like a gigantic, strong whirlpool.
A cool feeling circulated around his body continuously, along his meridians.
Bing suddenly appeared, his hands held three Star Rocks, piak, he crushed the Star Rocks, and the surrounding energy concentration rose sharply. Under the strong suction power, the energy rapidly dissolve into Tang Tian’s body.
With the large amount of energy replenished, Tang Tian, who was in meditation, seemed to relax.
Bing floated in mid-air, his gaze falling on Tang Tian’s face, and his poker-face revealing some sluggishness. The Valley of Starvation had great training effects, but the sufferings during the process, not many could endure it. In the training of the new soldiers, Valley of Starvation was a compulsory subject, but rarely would there be volunteers participating in it.
Alright, the lad who inherited the Southern Cross Army would definitely be somewhat unusual.
Bing’s poker-faced smiled self-deprecatingly, but these few days, why did he feel so tired? Bing was surprised, and what made him even more surprised was, he could feel that his abilities were slowly rising. The sleepiness seemed to have a connection with that?
Although this kind of rise was very slow and hard to detect, but to a senior instructor, he could astutely detect it.
The only thing he thought of was the few battles that he encountered in this period.
Seems like he needs to do some observation… …
Bing stroked his chin, he remembered the problem at hand. Ghost Claw had rather good abilities, but the price of summoning it each time was too great, and the duration was short, which was not cost-effective. And once Tang Tian mastered the Flaming Sickle Ghostly Claw, the two’s features would overlap.
But he could not longer remember how those fellows back then trained the Bud Spirit Generals, what a damper!
Bing stroked his chin a little despondently.
Right at this timing, Tang Tian opened his eyes, a face of gleefulness, the minute he saw Bing, he was instantly filled with excitement, “Hey, Uncle, my True Power has improved by quite a lot, wow, Valley of Starvation was indeed effective!”
Bing lazily replied, “Three Level Six Star Rocks were used, if it still wasn’t effective, you could bang yourself against the wall.”
“Three Level Six Star Rocks… …” Tang Tian’s smile froze on his face.
Each Level Six Star Rock, was valued above two million Star Coins. Tang Tian has a total of 70 Level Six Star Rocks. Which also meant, he had spent six million Star Coins in one shot.
The strong pinch instantly filled Tang Tian’s whole body, he wailed out loud, “How could we be so extravagant… …”
“Your energy concentration was lacking.” Bing was still lazy and unmoved, his body which floated in the air simply lied down, an elbow supporting his head, “There are conditions to practising in the Valley of Starvation, if your energy concentration is not enough, not only will your progress be slow, your dantian and meridians will get injured easily.”
“Injured?” Tang Tian’s eyes grew round, and furiously asked, “Why didn’t you tell me before?”
“Everything was within control.” Bing did not even raise an eyelid, “Aren’t you fine now? This method progresses the fastest!”
Tang Tian was completely enraged by Bing’s uncaring attitude, and was about to pounce on him.
Bing raised another palm, and motioned Tang Tian to stop, “You better think about the problem with Star Rocks.”
Sure enough, Tang Tian was fooled. He stopped and asked with a look of suspicion, “Do the Star Rocks have any problems?”
“Actually it’s not really a big problem.” Bing lazily replied casually, just when Tang Tian was about to pounce again, his tone changed, “Just that the quantity is not quite enough.”
“Not quite enough quantity?” Tang Tian was stunned, and stuttered, “Seven, seventy is still not enough?”
“Umm, still lacking a little.” Bing replied nonchalantly.
“A little? Then it’s alright.” Tang Tian heaved a sigh of relief, “Lacking by how many?”
“Lacking by just 100 or so.” Bing continued to speak nonchalantly, without batting an eyelid.
“100… …” Tang Tian was stunned on the spot, as though he had been struck by lightning.
A Level Six Star Rock cost two million Star Coins, 100 Rocks will be 200 million Star Coins, and he only had a total of 100 million Star Coins on him!
Bing was totally unaware of Tang Tian’s expression, he continued to said nonchalantly, “This is still because you are of lower level, and you are quite hardworking, or else, the number of Star Rocks you need would be sky-high. However, after these 170 Star Rocks are exhausted, you can almost rise to Level Six.”
“Oh right, once this training starts, it cannot be ended. Or else it would cause permanent damage to your dantian and meridians.”
“Lad, don’t be too hung up on money, those are dung, you must view money as dung. But then again, what is dung, it’s fertiliser, so, dung or whatever, the more the better!”
Bing closed his eyes, a face of easiness, the empty arm occasionally waving in the air.
Tang Tian was fully enraged, he lunged forward, his two hands grabbed Bing’s neck, and shook fervently, roaring thunderously, “Dung? Then you produce 100 million dung for me!”
Tang Tian’s shaking made Bing’s poker-face seemed like it was going to drop off any moment, but he continued to close his eyes, and leisurely replied, “Are you in need of money? Lad, don’t belittle yourself. Umm, Ah Xue would definitely be more than willing to give you the money, such a ready-made investor, an absolutely rich white beauty… …”
Tang Tian got more furious by the minute, and smashed Bing towards the ground fervently.
Gravel flew everywhere, but Bing was unscathed, even his pose did not change, “Gu Family’s background is still not bad. 100 million Star Coins is just spare change, a Bronze Treasure is enough, if you can’t get over your ego, I’ll do it? Don’t worry, Ah Xue is definitely true to you, let’s say it’s not 100 million Star Coins, even… …”
Tang Tian held Bing upside down by his leg, and smashed him down, bang, Bing’s head was stuck under the slate.
“You, this bastard! Shameless!” Tang Tian berated, “You’re actually contriving Ah Xue’s family assets, you are so treacherous!”
“Cough cough cough!” Bing’s voice came from under the slate, “Don’t use contriving, such a word, this method is the easiest. Ah Xue is such a nice person… …”
“Shut up!” Tang Tian barked ferociously, and then snorted, “Isn’t it just 100 million Star Coins? The godlike young lad, would I be stumped by a mere 100 million Star Coins? Humph!”
After which, Tang Tian turned and left with a black face.